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Gun safety expertise: pretenders v. the real thing

Gun safety expertise: Political pretenders versus the Real Deal

At the end of an emotionally brutal week in western Washington during which two youngsters died in remarkably similar firearms accidents in Snohomish and Pierce counties, one thing has emerged from the ensuing debate that has, perhaps, never been more clear.


Article by Dave Workman

Marines disarmed for Panetta visit

Soldiers disarmed in war zone…for Panetta?

CBS News and the New York Times are reporting that U.S. Marines and other soldiers at a base in Afghanistan were hastily disarmed earlier Wednesday when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived for a visit….


Article by Dave Workman

Another tragic child death, this time in Tacoma

Another tragic child death; Is answer new law, or existing one?

…What were both men thinking when they left firearms that they both could legally carry on their persons, openly or concealed, in a vehicle with children? It is perfectly legal in Washington to carry a handgun, concealed if legally licensed, or openly…


Article by Dave Workman

Attacks on police underscore why citizens pack hardware

Stories about cop attacks underscore why citizens go armed

Two stories over the past several days about attacks on sheriff’s deputies, one in King County and the other at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano should be all the explanation one needs about why more than 353,000 active Washington concealed pistol licenses are now in public hands.


Article by Dave Workman

Gun banners get no benefit from Marysville shooting

Marysville tragedy will do gun control lobby no good

The death of any child is a tragedy, and over the weekend a 7-year-old girl was killed accidentally when she was accidentally shot by her brother after they found a loaded handgun in the glove box of the van they were in while their parents were in a nearby business.


Article by Dave Workman

Seattle, Maryland anti-gunners use familiar lame ploy

The flimsy sham of ‘public safety’ in gun prohibition argument

In the wake of Thursday’s gun rights victory in Washington State, as the final legal nail was driven into Seattle’s gun ban coffin by the State Supreme Court’s rejection of its appeal in Winnie Chan v. City of Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn and City Attorney Pete Holmes played the “children and families” card.


Article by Dave Workman

WA Supreme Court hands Seattle another loss on gun ban

SMACKDOWN: Gun rights prevail as WA Supremes deny Seattle’s appeal

The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the City of Seattle’s request for review in its loss to the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation in a case that struck down the city’s attempt to ban guns in city park facilities…


Article by Dave Workman

Official position on handling crime in Washington DC

Astonishing response to crime in the ‘other Washington’

No sooner had this column written about Washington Ceasefire’s new unilateral public disarmament bus billboard campaign in King and Snohomish counties than was it brought to our attention about the attitude towards armed self-defense in “the other Washington.”


Article by Dave Workman

Ceasefire's anti-gun campaign v. U-District rapist

Ceasefire’s $50K anti-gun message v. U District rapist

In an ironic exercise of remarkably poor timing, Washington Ceasefire has launched a $50,000 advertising campaign with bus billboards in King and Snohomish counties aimed at convincing people they should not have guns in their homes.


Article by Dave Workman